Car rolls in Beaconsfield

The driver failed to negotiate the turn. 205171_01

By Danielle Kutchel

A driver has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after rolling his car in Beaconsfield.

Beaconsfield-Emerald Road was closed south-bound at the roundabout of Payne Road and Inglis Road after the crash, which occurred on the afternoon of Friday 21 February.

Cardinia Highway Patrol sergeant Russell Bratton said the driver had “failed to negotiate the turn” around the roundabout.

“He got stuck on the tree and the tree flipped him over,” he said.

The driver had recently returned from Bali, so first responders took steps to protect themselves from possible coronavirus at the scene, donning masks and gloves.

Traffic was diverted around the scene while the flipped car was removed from the road.

“It was purely driver error, drugs and alcohol all tested negative,” sgt Bratton said.

“It’s a reminder to be more careful on the road.”

Ambulance Victoria confirmed that one person was taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition.

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